Picture-perfect looks for holiday parties

As you’re preparing for your upcoming holiday celebrations, you want to make sure you have picture-perfect makeup. The key is to use a heavier hand when applying your look without going overboard. Here is how to have the perfect makeup for all your holiday party looks:

Bold lip
Choose a bold lip color to stand out in your holiday pictures. Red is a classic choice, so opt for a creme luxe lipstick in moody merlot or red truffle. Or you can choose another option that still packs a powerful statement. Lip colors with a purple undertone, like berry bite, are also great to wear to any of your holiday parties.

Dynamic eyes
Use eyeshadow, liner and mascara to make your eyes look bigger and more dynamic for pictures. Pick up the 120 color eyeshadow palette to have a variety of shadows to mix and match. If you select a metallic hue, the glitter may be picked up in the photo, which is a great look for the holidays. Apply the eyeshadow as your base, line your top lid with black eyeliner and finish with a generous coating of mascara.

Contoured face
Be sure to highlight your cheekbones with blush and bronzer. Use the BH floral duos to get the right tone of blush for your skin. Make a big smile and apply it to your cheeks. Next, follow up with a bronzing powder. Dust it on the top of your forehead and on along your jawline.


How to look holiday party ready in 5 minutes

There are times where you just don’t have an hour to get ready, and arriving to a holiday party fashionably late can cause you to miss out on loads of fun. So it’s best to have a game plan for those days you need to get ready in five minutes flat. Here is how to do it:

Don’t skip on face makeup completely when you need to get ready in a hurry. Instead, pick up a jumbo concealer pencil in a tone that matches your complexion, like fair, beige, olive, dark olive or dark. Dab some concealer on problem areas, such as any dark spots, blemishes and underneath your eyes. Then add a dusting of blush on your cheeks.


Our Foundation & Concealer Palette 1 and 2.




Eye makeup is a must at holiday parties. But if you only have a few minutes to get ready, you might need to skip the liner. Instead, use your It’s Judy Time Eyeshadow Palette to add a metallic shadow in a shimmery hue on your eyelids. Then finish the look with a generous coating of mascara, which instantly makes your eyes look more dynamic.

Lastly, you’ll want to swipe on a fun lip color. Choose from a creme luxe lipstick or BH lip gloss hue. And because it’s the holiday season, you’ll want to choose a berry or red color.


Celeb makeup inspiration for the holidays

This season, take some holiday makeup inspiration from celebrities. These stylish divas have been gracing various runways, dressed to the nines and wearing the colors of the moment with the perfect makeup to match. Here are a few key trends picked up from young starlets:

Berry lips
Singer Selena Gomez was spotted wearing deep berry lips. You can reinterpret the look by wearing a couple coats of BH lip gloss in Wine & Dine.


Metallic shadow
Reality-TV star Kylie Jenner has been sporting metallic eye shadow. Pick up the 88 color shimmer eyeshadow palette so you’ll have seemingly endless hues from which to choose. Opt for the bronze color for a daytime holiday bash and the gold shadow for an evening shindig.

Teal liner
Take a page from singer Jade Thirlwall’s book and rock teal eyeliner. Opt for the BH Eye Crayon in Huntress or Sapphire and swipe it on the waterline of your bottom lid. Match the hue to your holiday frock or pick a contrasting color to really stand out.

Holiday glow
Model Karlie Kloss has been photographed recently with a unique glow. Mimic the look by dusting a bronzing powder in a circular motion on your forehead and cheekbones.

Celebrate December Birthstone: Tanzanite


Hey Birthday Beauty Babes!

When we think of December, the main thing that probably comes to mind are all the holiday festivities that we will be celebrating. However, if you’re a December baby, then you probably also have your birthday on your mind! I mean, let’s be honest, your birthday is just as important as the holidays 😉 With its rich blue-purple color and belief of having more fire and sparkle than other gems, Tanzanite’s rarity and beauty is the perfect birthstone to represent all you December beauts. Tanzanite is said to be associated with confidence and understanding, which explains why those born in December are successful and fun to be around.

To properly celebrate December, bring out your own confidence by incorporating some blue and purple hues into your look. Create a gorgeous eye look that will ensure you stand out from the crowd with our 120 1st Edition Palette which has an array of blues and purples to choose from and add a touch of our ‘Royal Purple’ Glitter for some sparkle. It is believed that those who celebrate this month are quite elegant, so throw on our ‘Flirt’ false eyelashes to add a bit more glam and give your eyes a classic cat eye with our ‘Ultra Violet’ Gel Eyeliner. To complete your look, sweep on our Floral Blush Duo in ‘Iris’ for the perfect pop of warm plum and our Crème Luxe Lipstick in Tea Time for a hint of color without taking the attention away from your eyes.

These purples and blues will definitely make a statement at your upcoming birthday and holiday parties, so get creative and have fun with it! A very Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays to all of you December beauties!

Celebrate November Birthstone: Topaz!



Happy Birthday Beauty Babes!

This one goes out to those born in the 11th month of the year, November! As the fall season surrounds us, we tend to see those gold, brown, red, and wine tones. To no surprise, this matches the beautiful November gemstone – topaz. Although topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors, it is most notorious for it’s gold and delicious caramel shade. This delectable stone pairs lovely with those with whom it belongs. The topaz represents loyalty and friendship, two qualities all November beauties possess. However, the true embodiment of both November and Topaz is that of love and affection. The wearer of this gemstone is believed to gain strength and intellect through its beauty.

In honor of our November birthdays and our kick off to holiday season, let’s celebrate by bringing out the solid gold. This lustrous shade can be shown by sweeping bronze-like shadows all over the eyelid using the BH 120 Color EyeShadow Palette 5th Edition.

Looking for a classic look this birthday? Opt for roughly lining your top lid with our BH Eye Crayon in Vintage, to get a quick dazzle of that glamorous gold.  Then, angled just right, paint on that perfect cat-eye wing with our BH Liquid Liner. After all, since this is your birthday month, be daring and dramatic by dusting Gold from our GlitterCollection all along your bottom lashes. This will create a sparkling and irresistible look for all birthday babes! Lastly, pair this lavishing eye with the Floral Duo Blushes in Daisy, which has the perfect peachy-pink blush and gold highlighter to completely round out this look! Pop some Tea Time CrèmeLuxe Lipstick on that perfect pout to add a babydoll-esque edge!

Happy Holidays & a very Happy Birthday to our BH Loves!